TYPE: Canada Del Oro Red-on-White

DATE: A.D. 750 - 850 (Wallace, 1995;465)

EXTERIOR TREATMENT: Light scoring on some exteriors, others smoothed or polished.

COMMON DESIGNS: Designs become much more extravagant than the previous Snaketown Phase, many more life forms and design motifs are now being painted. Positive life forms make their appearance as well as life forms often with cross-hatched painted bodies. Multiple “trailing lines” make their appearance on exteriors of bowls. Other bowl exteriors may have concentric painted stars, or, a large negative star made with connected hatched triangles pendant from the rim. Hatching still present but scrolls not hatched as in Snaketown. Scrolls are painted in positive form and then the “stepped greque” is usually hatch filled. Solid motifs such as keys and scrolls are common in this phase.

KEY DIFFERENCE(S): Red designs painted on a thin white slipped background.
Canada Del Oro Red-on-White is usually tool polished while Phoenix area Gila Butte Red-on-Buff is usually only hand smoothed. Phoenix area vessels are usually buff slipped even on undecorated areas of jars and vessels you can fit your hand in, while Tucson area white slipped vessels are most often slipped only on primary decorated areas.


1Y Hohokam Canada Del Oro Red-on-White helmet bowl, with large and small interlocking scrolls, stepped greques, and hatching on the interior.  The exterior has ten equally spaced trailing lines.

Approximate Dimensions: 12" or 30.2cm by 4 3/4" or 12cm.



2N Hohokam Canada Del Oro Red-on-White Helmet Bowl with two bands of wavy, capped solid triangles and interlocking scrolls.  The exterior has twelve equally spaced trailing lines.

Approximate Dimensions: 12 3/4" or 32.3 cm. by 5 1/4" or 13.3 cm.





3N Hohokam Canada Del Oro Red-on-White Helmet Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 11 5/8" by 5 1/2"


4Y Hohokam Canada Del Oro Red-on-White Shallow Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 5 1/2" by 2"



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